What is Psoriasis?
Six years ago The Engineer had surgery on his hand. It was an invasive surgery that we now know wasn’t necessary. Not only does he have a scar on his hand, but the inflammation rapidly returned.
So he went to see a rheumatologist. Brian was quickly diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. It was clearly evident to this well informed doctor who knew what signs to look for.
What is Psoriasis?
The Engineer has Psoriatic Arthritis. We will get to the arthritis . . . later. These are large issues to tackle, and I’m going to be taking about a year to walk you through this season or trial we have been journeying through – rather silently (until this post). Have no fear, I don’t have 365 posts lined up about psoriatic arthritis! You will see this new feature about once a month.
According to Dr. John Pagano, psoriasis can be defined as,
Psoriasis is the external manifestation of the body’s attempt to throw off internal toxins.
Psoriasis presents itself when the body can not effectively eliminate toxins from the body. Imagine if your trash wasn’t picked up weekly. The garbage truck never stops at the foot of your driveway. And you never even bother to take the trash out . . . throw away the food scraps . . . or put the dirty diapers in a receptacle. As the liter piles up, coving your counters and floor, vermin creeps in. Mold proliferates. The rubbish begins to break down, and the smell begins to become unbearable.
When you have psoriasis, your body is unable to take the trash out. The result is skin piling up on itself at a rapid rate in a last ditch effort to eliminate the toxins and waste from the body. It is painful. Itchy. Uncomfortable. And sometimes, not so pretty to look at.
What Can You Do To Heal Psoriasis?
There are a few things that you can do to heal psoriasis. We are currently focusing on three.
- Eat a restricted diet. Our protocol is based off of Healing Psoriasis: A Natural Alternative and the counsel we have been given through a nutritionist at Plateology. The Engineer has been successfully eating this way 99.9% of the time for seven months.
- After extensive blood work, we discovered that my man has high levels of mercury and lead. To release the metals from his system, Brian is going through chelation using a medication called DMSA. It isn’t uncommon for the psoriasis patient to have elevated mercury and lead in their body. The metals act as toxin-elimination-barricades.
- Regularly spend time in an infrared sauna (this is our Golden Designs infrared sauna).
We took a radical step of faith when it came to obtaining this sauna . . . when have you thought outside of the box in an effort to bring restoration your body?